Put an AeroTech E where an Estes D fits!
Here's the simple to understand concept: you can shoehorn double the power of an Estes D12 into the same 24mm motor tube. And the Aerotech Es are way lighter than an Estes D (not to mention Estes porky Es!). This means your rocket will take off faster, fly faster and fly higher. Geddit?
For instance, the venerable Estes Canadian Arrow/V-2 kit bash flies fine with an Estes D12-3. It SOARS with an Aerotech E30.
AeroTech established its position as the leader in hobby rocket motor technology with its single-use composite motors. Hobby rocketry has come to depend on AeroTech motors for sport and competition flying.
Motor Specifications: Dimensions: .938" X 2.75" (24 X 70 mm)
Motor Weight: 1.7 oz. (48 grams)
Propellant Weight: 0.7 oz. (20 grams)
Propellant Type: White Lightning???
Propellant Effect: Crackling White Flame & Smoke
Total Impulse (max): 9.0 lb-sec. (40 N-sec.)
Peak Thrust: 6.5 lb. (28.8 N)
Average Thrust: 3.4 lbs. (15 N)
Burn Time: 2.7 sec.
Max. Recommended Lift-off Weight: 16 oz. (454 grams)
Time Delay: 4 sec.
Motor designation: E30-4T
Burn Time: seconds
Impulse: 40 N-s
Max. lift-off weight: 454g
Diameter: 0.9 inches (24mm)
An Explosives Certificate is no longer required.